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Ironworker Learning Management System (IW-LMS)

Welcome to the Ironworker learning management system. This site provides the online portions of your training, including; electronic versions of your manuals, homework assignments, and tests.

Apprentices are required to receive at least 204 hours of classroom and shop instruction during every year of training. The subjects taken in the shop and classroom complement the hands-on training received in the field. Subjects include:

  • Blueprint reading
  • Care and safe use of tools
  • Mathematics
  • Safety issues
  • Welding
  • Oxy-acetylene flame cutting

The road to becoming a journeyman ironworker is through apprenticeship training. The Iron Worker's apprenticeship program is a well-organized and supervised method of training people—with little or no knowledge of the craft—to become journeymen ironworkers qualified in all trade segments. Most ironworker apprenticeships last 3 or 4 years, depending on local union requirements. An ideal schedule provides equal structural, reinforcing, ornamental, welding, and rigging training. The actual length of training for each subject may vary depending on the predominant type of work available in your local area.

What is expected of ironworker apprentices?

  • Complete cooperation and willingness to learn
  • Regular school attendance
  • Dependability on the job
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The development of safe work habits
  • Perform a day’s work for a day’s pay 
  • Be drug and alcohol-free

IW-LMS Technical

System Check

Desktop/laptop Windows or Mac systems are preferred for running the IW-LMS. We officially support the Google Chrome web browser. The LMS is accessible using the web browser of your choice. Accessing via tablet or smartphone is also possible.

Click the System Check button to ensure your system is ready.

System Test Button

Disable Popup Blockers

You need to allow pop-up windows in your web browser. Instructions for Chrome users.

Open Book Tip: Use Tabs to jump between Assignment Sheets and Flipbooks

Using a Mac or PC with Chrome? Use tabs to jump between assignment sheets and flipbooks easily. When launching a homework lesson, right-click the "Go" button and select "open link in new tab" from the popup menu. The lesson will open in a new tab. Use this method when selecting the Open Book button from a homework assignment, and the flipbook opens in a new tab. Now you can click tabs to switch between a homework question and the reference manual flipbook. 

Chrome Plugin: "Open link in same tab, pop-up as tab (free)"

Another great option is adding this great extension to Chrome, "Open link in same tab, pop-up as tab [Free]".

Enrollment Questions?

Your local union schedules all class enrollments and test enrollments. Contact your local directly with any enrollment-related issues or questions.

Forget your password?

Select "I forgot my password" from the login screen. The LMS will send password reset instructions to the email address on file for you.

Need Tech Support?

Please contact your local with any support-related issues. 

New Course Materials Available for Fall Protection!

A flipbook for Fall Protection has been added to the Reference Manual Library. A link to the Fall Protection flipbook has been added to the opening of each Fall Protection Assignment Sheet. 

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